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gruber is one of the architects of the massachusetts health care law known as romneycare and an architect of obama care. now we are learning there were quite a few architects of obama care. you are one of them. thank you very much for being here, professor. here's my question. the 5 million people, what if the insurance companies don't go along with the fix? what happens to them? >> the individuals have another month to buy insurance before they have to have plans before january. >> on health care.gov? >> right. they could go on and buy plans f. not, state insurance companies will have to work together to find a way to get a lot of people to keep their insurance. >> the last part is terrifying. >> well, we have to understand the context in which this is happening. these individuals are seeing their insurance policies cancelled often because they are substandard policies. >> let's not go there. >> our viewers know about the policies. i want to talk about what will happen to them. you have 5 million people, many of whom are watching now. the last part you said is very concerning that the st
. the administration pointed many times to the massachusetts law as a model for obama care. >> yeah, megyn. if massachusetts is the model our guide should be a man named john kingsdale. he ran the massachusetts health exchange from 2006 to 2010. he calls the affordable care act the world's largest insurance store. he says their first big challenge is getting people to pay for premiums saying many who get the subsidies don't have checkbooks. then there is the month to month bookkeeping. >> the individual, i'm guilty myself, sometimes miss a monthly payment by mistake. the insurance company has to figure out, does that mean you have disenrolled without telling us? does that mean you sent the check and it was lost in the mail? or we have a check here that's $17.03 less than it is supposed to be. what does that mean? that has to be done individual by individual like hand-to-hand combat. >> in essence he says the government is now managing this huge retail store with an extra the layer of management. it goes from you in your insurance company which is today and then from your insurance company
be in a great hospital like massachusetts general or ucla or cedar sinai or mayo if i have a tough illness. community hospitals are great, but you go to the university hospitals for the best care. and if they're being shut out, that by definition is going to lead to a decreased quality care and ultimately a two-tiered system of medical care. >> we've gotten the doctor's take, now the nurse's take. deborah, your thoughts on this. >> the nurses over the entire country have been concerned about this health insurance reform. and it's not obama care or the affordable care act that's limiting the choices. let's be clear, these are the insurance companies that were left in charge of health care and wrote health care reform. they're the ones limiting care and creating this bureaucracy to deny our patients care. >> okay. but with all due respect, today, what people really care about is care being denied. are their children not going to be able to get -- because the report is these major hospitals because of a law are not going -- they're not included. not in the network anymore. >> well, and that's
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